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The Kentucky Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor Committee will put HB 286, Workers Compensation changes, on its agenda this Monday.

This bill seeks to cut benefits to working people receiving workers’ compensation benefits. I'm asking you to email your state senator now, before the hearing, to defend these benefits and affected workers--current and future.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Imagine it’s March, 1977. The cold war has yet to thaw.

The CIA and FBI believe the Soviet KGB interfered in the November, 1976, presidential election to boost Democrat Jimmy Carter over incumbent Gerald Ford, a Republican.

Carter insists that a tough anti-Soviet plank be pried out of the Democrat platform.

Carter effusively praises Soviet leaders Alexei Kosygin and Leonid Brezhnev. Top Carter operatives mysteriously huddle with Soviet officials.

By SEN. MORGAN McGARVEY

If you're my age, or have young children, chances are you know Princess Leia's prayer: “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.”

I don't think Obi-Wan would be of much assistance in Frankfort. Even a light saber can't cut through the kind of impasse that sometimes develops up here.

For lawmakers who need to pray, there's a chapel on the second floor of the Capitol. I used it this week. More on that later.

Prepared by: LRC Staff

Submitted by: Senator Denise Harper Angel

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

We’re losing one of our best sources of union news.

Friday will be DeLane Adams’ last day as the AFL-CIO’s Southern Region field communications coordinator.

“As many now know, the AFL-CIO is restructuring in order to better serve our working men and women,” he explained in an email to us this morning.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

A pair of stars from the MSNBC media firmament mocked former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear as the Democrats’ first responder to President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress.

One of the Bluegrass State’s youngest Democratic Party officials is not amused. Neither is this senior citizen Democrat and lifelong Kentuckian.

“Instead of listening to the content of his message, they focused on the superficial,” said Daniel Hurt, 23, a member of the state party’s executive committee. 

The Democratic Women's Club of Kentucky is sponsoring a "She Persisted Breakfast" at 8 a.m. tomorrow at Kentucky Democratic Party Headquarters, 190 Democrat Drive, Frankfort.

The meal is a fund-raiser for the Woman’s Club 90th anniversary gala. “All contributions welcome,” said Daniel Lowry, KDP media director.